Are you happy with the app you use to do feature estimation in your Scrum process? We weren’t either. How about the way you collect feedback after a sprint is done? We’ve got you covered.
Introducing Planning Poker: the tool to manage Scrum pointing sessions AND retrospectives in the same place, under an Open Source license, for free! How sweet is that? In this post, we’ll tell you why we built this app, and what were we looking for (spoiler alert: you will see those expectations fulfilled in our app). Then, we’ll show you how it actually works, on a step-by-step tutorial to master the main features. Finally, we’ll refer to the technical stack and the reasons behind choosing those specific technologies....
If you are one of those devs who uses the terminal a lot and ends up with way too many tabs open, or practices pair programming, then this post is for you. During the last months, I’ve started using Tmux a lot. Since I’ve found it to be very useful, I thought I would write a post where I share a few recommendations and pro-tips. I’ll show you what Tmux is and how to use it in combination with Vim to make a more effective and elegant use of the Terminal.
So, this is what we’ll cover:
- Tmux basics.
- The best of Tmux
- Fast text navigation and copying
- And a very neat pair programming feature
- Tweaks to improve Vim integration.
- Colorscheme background
- Static cursor shape
- Indentation at pasting
The World Wide Web Consortium (WWC) introduced Canvas with HTML5 last year. We think it’s a pretty interesting drawing tool. So, we decided to experiment with it and share our findings in the form of a short tutorial in this blog post. We’ll cover the basics and mention a couple of recommendations for deeper learning.
Certainly, the concept of ‘remote work’ sounds very tempting…
(Photo credit: Jan Kaláb)
… but don’t let that fool you! Working remotely is a double-edged sword.
I have found three main areas you need to take care of if you want to stay productive while working remotely: discipline, communication, and time zones. Keep reading to see why I am saying this, plus some tips that will prevent you from performing poorly. And who knows, perhaps you’ll end up having a better performance working remotely than if working onsite.
I remember the first time I worked remotely, it felt awesome! I could start or pause work at any time I wanted. And that feeling of freedom, of being able to go to the kitchen and grab...
A couple months ago I heard one of our team members say that “Scrum wastes a lot of time on meetings” and that “most of them are not even necessary”. If we look at this idea from the developer’s point of view it’s understandable, being part of a Scrum ceremony, listening to everyone when sometimes the topic has nothing to do with her role or feature, might seem boring. But did you know that a single team member can screw up an entire project (even without noticing) by not following a scrum process correctly?
According to the methodology, there are some events in which the developer has to participate, but there are other equally important tasks that the developer needs to do...
Today I’d like to show you how to test your web apps on Internet Explorer by binding a Virtual Machine running Windows with Mac OS X. I’ve learned to do this by experience and I thought some people might find it useful.
What I will cover:
- Binding the Virtual Machine with Mac OS X
- Testing once you have setup VirtualBox.
- Fixing CSS3 and HTML5 compatibility
So, let’s get started…
Binding the Virtual Machine with Mac OS X
- Install virtual box on mac (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads)
- Create the partition and install Windows in your VirtualBox machine, this is going to be your Guest OS (Windows). You can follow this guide to see how to do it.I recommend assigning 4GB of RAM to your VM if possible, otherwise it could run...
Rails Rumble wrapped up recently and with that, the end of an exciting 48 hour experience where developers can challenge themselves, prove all their programming skills and create an awesome product from an idea.
This is the third hackathon I’ve participated in since I began working as a professional programmer, and I wanted push myself and create my own version of a continuous integration server.
While creating a continuous integration server we went through a lot of challenges, from user experience design to interesting architectural decisions, but one of the most challenging and interesting situations I went through was running the build jobs from a repository in a virtualized environment. At the very beginning we realized that the safest way...
Have you ever needed to record and save user’s audio by using computer’s microphone using Rails? If so, I bet you realized that there is almost no information about how to do this using Rails.
I was working in a project where the customer needed to implement a feature to allow users to...